TheSurvivor2299 Is Counting Down To A Video Reveal

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After doing some code jockeying on thesurvivor2299.com I found a couple of very telling tidbits of information. First off a div titled “vid-count” holds the infamous countdown we’ve all been drooling over. In my eyes naming a div “vid-count” is a crystal clear indication that there’s going to be a video embedded there at some point. There’s also a curious bit of JavaScript on the page that further supports the fact that a video will find its way to the forefront when the countdown ends. A cookie check that and an age verification script is sitting right underneath the surface. The age verification is very similar to what you’d see on YouTube.

Between the countdown, the dive titled “vid-count” and the age verification code, it’s completely logical and inevitable that we’ll see an M-rated video of some kind when the countdown hits zero. Bethesda doesn’t traditionally employ viral marketing, but maybe the marketing team thought it was time for a change. We’re fairly certain that Bethesda Game Studios is working on the unannounced Fallout title. Until we receive word from Bethesda, or that damn ticker hits zero, we’ll have to continue wrapping these segments as rumor or speculation.

Below you can find the bit of code I was referring to:

function cookieCheck() {
var getcookies = document.cookie;
var checkCookie = getcookies.indexOf(“age_check=”);

if (checkCookie != -1) {
var start = checkCookie + 19;
var end = getcookies.indexOf(“;”,start);
if (end==-1) end = getcookies.length;
var userAge = getcookies.substring(start,end);
userAge = unescape(userAge);
var age = new Date(userAge);

//age check, if false, redirect
if (ageVerify(age)){
var referrer = readCookie(‘age_check_referrer’);

if(referrer !== null) {
eraseCookie(‘age_check_referrer’);
location.replace(referrer);
} else {
location.replace(“country.html”);
}
} else {
location.replace(“noentry.html”);
}
}
}
function ageVerify(age) {
var ageCheckDate = new Date();
var ageCheckYear = ageCheckDate.getFullYear()-17;
ageCheckDate.setHours(0); ageCheckDate.setMinutes(0); ageCheckDate.setSeconds(0);
ageCheckDate.setFullYear(ageCheckYear);
if (age < ageCheckDate) {
return true;
} else {
return false;
}
}

cookieCheck();

var cookieExpireDate = new Date();
var year = cookieExpireDate.getYear();
year = (year < 1900) ? year + 1900 : year;
cookieExpireDate.setYear(year + 17);

function my_setCookie(nam, val, expire, domain, path) {
var cookie_str = “”;
cookie_str += nam + “=” + escape(val);
cookie_str += “; expires=” + expire.toGMTString();
document.cookie = cookie_str;
};
function setCookie() {
var user_age = new Date();
user_age.setMonth(document.agevalidate.agemon.options[document.agevalidate.agemon.selectedIndex].value-1);
user_age.setDate(document.agevalidate.ageday.options[document.agevalidate.ageday.selectedIndex].value);
user_age.setFullYear(document.agevalidate.ageyr.options[document.agevalidate.ageyr.selectedIndex].value);
my_setCookie(“age_check”, user_age.toUTCString() , cookieExpireDate, “.thesurvivor2299.com”, “/”);
}

function checkDate() {
var age = new Date();
age.setMonth(document.agevalidate.agemon.options[document.agevalidate.agemon.selectedIndex].value-1);
age.setDate(document.agevalidate.ageday.options[document.agevalidate.ageday.selectedIndex].value);
age.setYear(document.agevalidate.ageyr.options[document.agevalidate.ageyr.selectedIndex].value);

if ((document.agevalidate.ageday.options[document.agevalidate.ageday.selectedIndex].value != 0) && (document.agevalidate.agemon.options[document.agevalidate.agemon.selectedIndex].value !=0) && (document.agevalidate.ageyr.options[document.agevalidate.ageyr.selectedIndex].value != 0)) {
setCookie();
if (ageVerify(age)){
var referrer = readCookie(‘age_check_referrer’);

if(referrer !== null) {
eraseCookie(‘age_check_referrer’);
location.replace(referrer);
} else {
location.replace(“country.html”);
}
} else {
location.replace(“noentry.html”);
}
}
}

function createCookie(name,value,days) {
if (days) {
var date = new Date();
date.setTime(date.getTime()+(days*24*60*60*1000));
var expires = “; expires=”+date.toGMTString();
}
else var expires = “”;
document.cookie = name+”=”+value+expires+”; path=/”;
}

function readCookie(name) {
var nameEQ = name + “=”;
var ca = document.cookie.split(‘;’);
for(var i=0;i < ca.length;i++) {
var c = ca[i];
while (c.charAt(0)==’ ‘) c = c.substring(1,c.length);
if (c.indexOf(nameEQ) == 0) return c.substring(nameEQ.length,c.length);
}
return null;
}

function eraseCookie(name) {
createCookie(name,””,-1);
}

function SliderLaunch(id) {

}

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  • Joel

    wasnt that site a proven fake?

    • http://igameresponsibly.com/ Dzelly

      Bethesda sure hasn’t confirmed it being fake as of yet.

      • Joel

        i thought it was proven its origins are from a person in poland.

        • http://igameresponsibly.com/ Dzelly

          That’s been proven, but Bethesda refused to comment on the matter. Just as any rumor, we aren’t dismissing or reporting it as gospel until some kind of confirmation surfaces. GI wasn’t able to get Beth to confirm the site as a hoax.

          • Joel

            nuclear war is coming? i dont think its a fallout 4 game.

          • Randomness

            It says Nuclear Winter. Nuclear Winter was often referenced in Fallout New Vegas.

          • Joel

            it feels very clumbsy and amateur-esque calling it that. seems like someone else wants to use FO fame to promote its own game.

          • Luke Caulfield

            Then that person would get into some hot water for using the Vault Tec logo

          • Joel

            could easily been stolen by a polish developer.

          • Luke Caulfield

            Exactly. Stealing licensed artwork usually results in legal problems if the thief uses it for another product.

          • Joel

            not if you live in poland

          • Luke Caulfield

            Why, Polish law allows for sovereign citizens to escape trademark and licensing laws? Legal action can easily take place across borders when it comes to infringement, especially if someone smells a paycheck.

          • Joel

            no but actually filing a claim will take too much time and would lead nowhere so they ignore it. mark my words this page will have nothing to do with FO. Probably just a polish indie game.

          • Luke Caulfield

            If a company thought it hurt their image, then they traditionally go after it. NCSoft did it against porn sites with League of Legends, or Microsoft buying the Xbone domain for example.

            Time isn’t an issue because companies like ZeniMax have lawyers for exactly what you’re describing. Hell, they seek stuff out stuff like this so they can justify their employment. It’s not like the CEO is going to fly into Poland and fill out a claim at the Krakow courthouse.

            I can’t say this is actually for a Fallout game, but someone put way too much effort into this for it to be just some indie from a no name Polish developer. At worst it’s a practical joke or hoax.

          • Joel

            this is NOT a fallout game trust me. and bethesda is not even showing anything at the VGX.

          • Luke Caulfield

            I’m not saying it is.

            I saw Hines’ tweet too. Besides, the site’s counter doesn’t match up to the show’s date.

          • Joel

            lets make a bet, i say it has nothing to do with FO.

          • Luke Caulfield

            Again, I’m not saying it is. This started as a discourse over legality and trademarking. What I am saying is that it’s NOT some Polish indie title. THAT bet I’ll take.

          • Joel

            And im telling you its a indie polish title. thats the bet.

          • Luke Caulfield

            Well, it wasn’t a Polish indie title. Or any title for that matter.

          • Joel

            how do u know?

          • Luke Caulfield

            Go look at the site

          • Joel

            bethesda just confirmed through VGX that site is fake. i guess i won.

          • Luke Caulfield

            Its not a polish indie title, so how do you win

          • Joel

            sore loser

          • Luke Caulfield

            Way to justify your case cocksucker, you’ll make a great ambulance chaser someday

          • Joel

            butthurt loser, what was that bullshit about using FO Vault Tec logos without a license. it was a cool story tell me again,

          • Luke Caulfield

            the fact that the guy who did the site revealed it as a hoax before the counter was finished means bethesda did go after him. So where’s that indie polish game, is it coming out soon?

          • Joel

            Butthurt LOSER!!!
            LOOOSEEERR!!!!

          • Luke Caulfield

            That’s the name of the game? I’ll keep my eyes peeled for it on Steam, can’t wait!

          • Joel

            LOSER. You lost fair and square.

          • Luke Caulfield

            Dude, i ju5t f0und ou7, it’s gonna be called “War in war$@W,” and it’s GonNa H@ve 1080P, 96 play3r m@Ps, and cR05$-pl@y b3tween xb0x Nine and PS 6! ShIt’$ gonna b3 tIgh7!

          • Joel

            pre-order your copy then.

          • http://igameresponsibly.com/ Dzelly

            Can I get the two of you together and record your conversations? Seriously though, ROFL.

          • Joel

            If you want a sore butthurt loser on tape then ya ask him.

          • Luke Caulfield

            Can’t, too busy waiting for this awesome game to come out! Already camping out in line!

          • Joel

            sorry to break it to you but the website is fake and FO4 is not coming out. i think you are inline for the new mega black dildo 3000.

          • Luke Caulfield

            Really? I thought your dad told me that line was down the block.

          • Joel

            Did you get that from another fake polish site you thought was real?

          • Luke Caulfield

            Actually, I pulled that one from out of your mama’s gaping womanhood. Dangerous work too, I had to tie a board to my ass to keep from falling in.

          • Joel

            hey i just got a pop up from a polish website it said ifwas the 9999999th visitor and i had won 1 million dollars! Should i click the banner?

          • Luke Caulfield

            No way bro, only do that if the pop up Is from aNigerian prince. They’re the only reputable people onlineIRA

          • Joel

            promise me if you see a half life 3 page from nigeria you wont fall for it like you did with this polish site.

          • Luke Caulfield

            Dude, Half Life 3 is already out. Where have you been?

          • Joel

            you sure? did the game use real official half-life logo types? you know its illegal to use a company’s logos without licensing i hear you can get prosecuted!!!

          • Luke Caulfield

            Actually the announcement came by Gabe Newell farting into a mega phone

          • Joel

            you sure the megaphone wasn’t your mouth?

          • Luke Caulfield

            Pretty sure. My mouth was busy with your mom at the time.

          • Joel

            i doubt it, my mom was too busy playing fallout 4 on this polish site
            You sure it wasn’t your own mom, we know how you like to confuse things..

          • Luke Caulfield

            Like your sexuality?

          • Joel

            not at all, my sexuality is strictly no polish.

          • Luke Caulfield

            I’m sure Ewa Sonnet will be thrilled.

          • Joel

            im more of a buttman

  • CCL

    this polish guy (based on things i have found) has done things for FO before. if i’m correct he made a teaser site for fallout NV or 3. i couldn’t tell you witch. i must still remain skeptical however because you never know if the information you find is correct. i dont know his first name but his last name i believe i perez. honestly we will never know untill Bethesda says somthing or the flippin timer runs out. sorry for the book.

    -C

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